Malva alcea L.
Family: Malvaceae
Vervain mallow
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Etymology: Malva: a Latin name for mallow taken from the Greek malache, or malakos, referring to the leaves and an ointment made from the seeds which was supposed to be soothing to the skin
Plants: perennial forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Malva alcea image
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